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Letter, 1800 April 13, Philadelphia, [Pennsylvania] to [William] Short, n.p.

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  • Jefferson
  • Thomas
  • 1743-1826--Correspondence


Informs Short of the money he is owed by various individuals and Jefferson's attempts to collect the debts; explains that Jefferson himself owes Short $9,000 and outlines his plans to repay him; updates Short on the canals he holds shares in and the prospects for them; informs him of the status of "Indian Camp" and the new leases he had Short's tenants sign with clauses mandating crop rotation; shares news of nearby land for sale and notable deaths, including that of George Washington and Patrick Henry; mentions the increase in popularity of the Republican party versus the Federalists. Enclosures include Jefferson's statement of account with Short, John Barnes' account with Short, Short's account with James Brown, a survey map of the "Indian Camp" plat and an unsigned lease between Short and a tenant, "A.B."

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